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December 17, 2007

A Year in Reading: David Leavitt 0

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David Leavitt is the author of several novels and short stories, most recently, The Indian Clerk. He is a recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was recently named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library. David Leavitt divides his time between Tuscany and Gainesville, […]

December 16, 2007

A Year in Reading: Edward Champion 3

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Edward Champion’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Philly Inquirer, Newsday, as well as more disreputable publications. He blogs at Return of the Reluctant and podcasts at The Bat Segundo Show. I’m reserving my hosannas for this year’s lit for another place, another time, another Bizarro universe, another silly […]

December 16, 2007

A Year in Reading: Scott Esposito 0

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Scott Esposito is the editor of The Quarterly Conversation and the host of the literary blog Conversational Reading. His writing on books has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chattahoochee Review, and the Rain Taxi Review ofBooks, among others. I’m a big advocate of the test of time – often I’m […]

December 14, 2007

A Year in Reading: Sara Ivry 1

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Sara Ivry is a senior editor at www.nextbook.org, where she hosts a weekly podcast on books, culture and ideas. I’d never read anything by the British writer Howard Jacobson until this year, when I picked up Kalooki Nights to prepare for an interview. Hilarious, shocking, provocative, it relishes in the breadth of Jewish postwar experience […]

December 14, 2007

A Year in Reading: Richard Lange 0

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Richard Lange is the author of the critically acclaimed collection of stories Dead Boys. He lives in Los Angeles. Read more about him at www.richlange.com My favorite book of the year was Fat City, by Leonard Gardner. It’s a novel about a couple of small-time boxers in Stockton, CA in the late ’50s. We follow […]

December 14, 2007

A Year in Reading: Elif Batuman 0

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Elif Batuman’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and n+1. She recently completed a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Stanford, and is the recipient of a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writers’ Foundation award. You can learn more about Elif by visiting her blog or her website. I spent the first 9 months of […]

December 13, 2007

A Year in Reading: Joshilyn Jackson 0

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Joshilyn Jackson, a native of the Deep South, is an award-winning writer and a mother of two. She is the author of Gods in Alabama and Between, Georgia, both #1 Book Sense picks. Her next book, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, will be available in March, 2008. Jackson lives with her husband and children outside […]

December 13, 2007

A Year in Reading: Bret Anthony Johnston 0

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Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of Corpus Christi: Stories and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer, both from Random House. Currently, he is the Director of Creative Writing at Harvard University and can be reached on the web at www.bretanthonyjohnston.com. I know this is heresy, but I’m […]

December 13, 2007

A Year in Reading: Bonny Wolf 1

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Bonny Wolf is the author of Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories (St Martins, 2006), the host of Kitchen Window, NPR’s food podcast; a commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition; and a food columnist for The Washington Post. More information is available at www.bonnywolf.com. Julia Child and Judith Jones […]

December 12, 2007

A Year in Reading: Rosecrans Baldwin 0

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Rosecrans Baldwin is a founding editor of The Morning News, where he writes the Letters from Paris column. His stories have elsewhere appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He and his wife live in France. I moved to France this year, and for a few months I […]